Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague, Chaudière-Appalaches, Quebec
Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague is a municipality in the Les Etchemins Regional County Municipality in the Chaudière-Appalaches region of Quebec, Canada. Its population is 421 as of the Canada 2011 Census. It lies on the Canada–United States border.
Location within Les Etchemins RCM.
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|Constituted||March 17, 1923|
|• Mayor||Suzanne C. Guenette|
|• Federal riding||Lévis—Bellechasse|
|• Prov. riding||Bellechasse|
|• Total||118.50 km2 (45.75 sq mi)|
|• Land||117.90 km2 (45.52 sq mi)|
|• Density||3.6/km2 (9/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||4.8%|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||418 and 581|
The origin of the name of the municipality is subject to debate and three versions are possible. It seems that settlers would have liked to name their parish Saint-Louis, but it was refused due to possible confusion with Saint-Louis-de-Kamouraska (now part of Kamouraska, Quebec). Monsignor Elzéar-Alexandre Taschereau then suggested to name it Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague, following saint Aloysius Gonzaga.